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Caribbean prosecutors join forces to clamp down on corruption and money laundering

July 1, 2015
Caribbean prosecutors join forces to clamp down on corruption and money laundering CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Chief prosecutors from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean region have gathered for the first time to discuss recurrent issues that interfere with the prosecution of corruption and money laundering and the recovery of the proceeds of these crimes.

South African minister begins five-nation Caribbean tour

July 1, 2015
South African minister begins five-nation Caribbean tour PRETORIA, South Africa -- South Africa's deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, began a high level official visit to five Caribbean nations on Monday. The visit will underscore the cordial relations South Africa enjoys with the governments and people of Guyana...

Another offshore bank reaches resolution with US Justice Department

June 29, 2015
Another offshore bank reaches resolution with US Justice Department WASHINGTON, USA -- The Department of Justice announced on Friday that another offshore bank, Ersparniskasse Schaffhausen AG (EKS), has reached a resolution under the department’s Swiss Bank Program. The Swiss Bank Program, which was announced on August 29, 2013, provides a path...

Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption

June 26, 2015
Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- National authorities from 12 Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean have joined forces to establish a new regional body to enhance transparency and help fight corruption. The Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Commonwealth Caribbean...

Caribbean banks respond to EU tax haven blacklist

June 26, 2015
Caribbean banks respond to EU tax haven blacklist CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The release of the “Action Plan for Fair and Efficient Corporate Taxation in the EU” by the European Commission on June 17, 2015, which included 15 Caribbean countries in a “blacklist” of non-cooperative jurisdictions, has caused the Caribbean Association of Banks grave concern.

EarthTalk: Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide significant amounts of electricity?

June 26, 2015
EarthTalk: Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide significant amounts of electricity? Physicists define “kinetic” energy as the energy of motion (as opposed to potential energy, which represents an object’s stored energy). While there is not much that is practical that we can do with potential energy, kinetic energy is another matter. We can capture energy from all sorts of everyday activities.

Joint effort creates first ever Kreyol alphabet, songs and videos

June 24, 2015
Joint effort creates first ever Kreyol alphabet, songs and videos TARPON SPRINGS, USA -- The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online. The groundbreaking project is the result of collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) linguistics professor Michel DeGraff and...

Reshaping the future of global trade for universal economic growth

June 23, 2015
Reshaping the future of global trade for universal economic growth LONDON, England -- Landmark events taking place this year have the potential to reshape the future of Commonwealth trade. Officials and experts will meet in South Africa to consider how international trade can be made more inclusive to support sustainable development. The Commonwealth Trade...

New Caribbean Basin Initiative called for focused on tourism

June 23, 2015
New Caribbean Basin Initiative called for focused on tourism MIAMI, USA -- The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), representing the private sector tourism interests of the region, has called for the establishment of a Caribbean Basin Tourism Initiative (CBTI) to address the region's socio-economic challenges and create new opportunities.

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Prayer

June 23, 2015
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Prayer Navigating “Island” Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: “Prayer.” The hope is that this submission would cause you to reflect on...

Feature: Every day should be a Father's Day for children and parents

June 22, 2015
Feature: Every day should be a Father's Day for children and parents This Father's Day spice up that table with something a little different, or something with a little more love and spices. Try these dishes from the heart of the Caribbean kitchen, "Cooking with Nina": lemon basil sprinkled tilapia alfresco, sautéed yams in extra virgin olive oil, Nina's special "seven-finger"...

Two more offshore banks reach resolutions with US Justice Department

June 20, 2015
Two more offshore banks reach resolutions with US Justice Department WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Department of Justice announced on Friday that two more offshore banks, Bank Linth LLB AG (Bank Linth) and Bank Sparhafen Zurich AG (BSZ), have reached resolutions under the department’s Swiss Bank Program.  “With each agreement signed under the Swiss Bank...

Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist

June 19, 2015
Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A blacklist of the world’s 30 worst-offending tax havens, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, includes 15 countries and territories within the wider Caribbean. The list includes various well-known havens -- among them the Cayman Islands, British Virgin...

Managing public debt in an uncertain era

June 17, 2015
Managing public debt in an uncertain era LONDON, England -- Expected volatility in the global economy is one of the many scenarios debt managers and financial experts will consider at a Commonwealth conference to rethink public debt. The Third Commonwealth Stakeholders’ Conference on Public Debt Management, hosted by the Commonwealth...

New media watch group launched with focus on the Caribbean

June 16, 2015
New media watch group launched with focus on the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- A new media watch group has been launched, according to press release on Monday, with a particular focus on the Caribbean, prompted by personal attacks and insults by mainstream media in Trinidad and Tobago directed at one local freelance journalist Marcia Braveboy.

Improving access to justice in the Caribbean

June 13, 2015
Improving access to justice in the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Caribbean governments and judges are set to benefit from a new initiative to boost participation in international legal conventions, which will help improve access to justice for citizens.  The Commonwealth Secretariat is working with other partners to promote...

Caribbean rum and rhythm comes to New York City

June 12, 2015
Caribbean rum and rhythm comes to New York City NEW YORK, USA -- The islands of the Caribbean are well known for their beauty, delicious food, the warmth of its people, and stunning beaches. But each island has something that is unique about it, and all have one thing in common: they excel in their respective cuisines. The month of June is when...

EU commits $133 million in support for Latin America and Caribbean

June 11, 2015
EU commits $133 million in support for Latin America and Caribbean BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union (EU) has agreed to commit 118 million euros ($133 million) in investment support for Latin America and Caribbean nations at the start of the second EU-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Brussels.

Yet more offshore banks reach resolutions with US Justice Department

June 10, 2015
Yet more offshore banks reach resolutions with US Justice Department WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that two offshore banks, Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA (SGPB-Suisse) and Berner Kantonalbank AG (BEKB), have reached resolutions under the department’s Swiss Bank Program.

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States deepen ties with FAO

June 9, 2015
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States deepen ties with FAO ROME, Italy -- The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and FAO are deepening their ties with an eye to bolstering national capacities to cope with climate change, enhance food security and support sustainable food production. A memorandum of understanding, signed on Saturday...

Counterfeit goods worth US$60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean

June 5, 2015
Counterfeit goods worth US$60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean LYON, France -- Car parts, fuel, food, detergent, cigars, shampoo and steel were among fake goods worth nearly US$60 million seized in a two-week operation across the Americas and the Caribbean. Codenamed Maya II, more than 2,000 interventions by police, customs, investigators and...

Two more offshore banks reach resolutions with US Justice Department

June 5, 2015
Two more offshore banks reach resolutions with US Justice Department WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that two offshore banks, Rothschild Bank AG and Banca Credinvest SA, have reached resolutions under the department’s Swiss Bank Program. “The days of safely hiding behind shell corporations and numbered...

New ILO regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean

June 4, 2015
New ILO regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean LIMA, Peru -- The new director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar Xirinachs, who took office on 1 June, has highlighted the importance of promoting inclusive growth and creating more and better jobs, not only as a short-term policy...

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival branches out into habitat restoration

June 4, 2015
Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival branches out into habitat restoration ARLINGTON, USA -- From the grand opening of an ornithological center in Puerto Rico to birding by boat at remote cays in the Grenadines, Caribbean birds were celebrated in more ways than ever during the past month. The 14th annual Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF) included dozens...

A latter day Caribbean Al Capone?

June 3, 2015
A latter day Caribbean Al Capone? PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Al Capone, the Chicago gangster during the Prohibition era, whose name is synonymous with organised crime in America, was charged with numerous criminal offences ranging from vagrancy to murder. However, the only conviction ever obtained...

Six Caribbean banks implicated in FIFA corruption scandal (UPDATED)

June 2, 2015
Six Caribbean banks implicated in FIFA corruption scandal (UPDATED) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- According to the 166-page indictment in United States vs. Jeffrey Webb, et al, in which many senior FIFA officials and others are charged with multiple counts of racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud involving $150 million, six Caribbean banks are listed as...

Smugglers, marijuana and cargo freighter seized in Caribbean

June 2, 2015
Smugglers, marijuana and cargo freighter seized in Caribbean SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the US Coast Guard, and the Royal Netherlands Navy seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, a cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction May 13, 2015, in the Caribbean. The drug shipment...

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